- By Cynthia Weiss
10 years of The Donna: Running for a cure
For 10 years, runners have gathered every February to participate in the 26.2 with Donna. It’s a marathon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care. Founder Donna Deegan is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was treated at Mayo Clinic. With funds from the marathon and related events, Donna – and thousands of participants from around the world – have helped Mayo Clinic establish the Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. As a result, researchers have begun to uncover new information about breast cancer and develop better ways to diagnose and treat the disease, as well as other cancers.
With a look back at this international event and the impact it’s having on breast cancer, here’s Vivien Williams for the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Journalists: The broadcast-quality video (2:12) is available in the downloads.